I've been asked to participate in a Young Women's Study about how Breast Cancer affects women under the age of 40. I've read all of the pertinent information about the study and for the most part, I just have to give blood samples each year, fill out questionnaire's once every 6 months for 3 years and then annually for 7 making a total of 10 years.
The packet I received is legit, I understand the study, it's sponsors and reasons...which I think are good - to study the emotional well-being, fertility concerns, sexual functioning, physical health and treatment decisions. Due to the lack of knowledge about most of these areas for young women, I could help be part of research that helps younger women, down the road who are diagnosed with breast cancer.
The packets says to talk about it with friends, co-workers, family, etc. and gather their thoughts and see if questions arise, pros, cons, etc.
10 years is a long time, but if Dr's can help young women cope with the diagnosis of breast cancer in the future, I want to help.
So...what are your thoughts??